Everyone wants to know how to get healthy, radiant-looking skin for the long term. Fortunately, we live in a time when it’s a relatively easy thing to do, thanks to advanced skin treatments and results-driven skin care products that deliver impressive age-defying benefits without surgery or downtime.
Yet despite all the incredible age-defying solutions we have at our fingertips, we still see clients making mistakes when it comes to their anti-aging aesthetic regimens. Here’s a look at some of the most common beauty blunders we see and tips for getting the most of your medspa treatments:
Beauty Blunder #1: Waiting too long to get treatments/medical-grade skin care.
It’s much easier to prevent the signs of aging and sun damage than to reverse them. This is why we encourage people to start treating their skin to professional treatments and clinical skin care before they think they “need” it. (This is also why we urge everyone to wear sunscreen 365 days a year, rain or shine, to prevent sun damage, which is the #1 cause of aging skin! But this is a different beauty blunder we’ll go into next.)
Back to skin treatments and skin care: Keeping your skin glowing and youthful is possible if you renew your skin cells on a regular basis. Renewal is the key! Here’s why: When you’re younger, your skin cells turnover at a much faster rate and your skin also produces a bevy of collagen and elastin. With age, collagen levels drop and cellular turnover also slows, which is why older skin can look dull and start losing its elasticity. Here’s the important thing to remember: You can slow this natural aging process by renewing your skin regularly with professional skin rejuvenation treatments. Best of all, you have so many options! Any treatment that exfoliates your skin and stimulates new skin growth will do the trick. This means, depending on your complexion needs and goals, you can choose from microneedling, laser skin resurfacing, platelet-rich plasma, RF skin tightening, chemical peels…the list goes on! Though these treatments work differently, they all help to stimulate the skin’s natural healing process, triggering the growth of collagen and elastin, the foundation for supple, youthful skin. So, you really can’t lose by starting a skin renewal regimen as soon as possible. You won’t regret it!
Beauty Blunder #2: Wearing sunscreen only when you’re at the pool.
Obviously, the Texas sun is hot, so we know a lot of you are pretty diligent about donning sunscreen every morning. Unfortunately, we’re still seeing too many sunburns and tanned faces/bodies out there. People who love the sun say they look better with a little color, and we don’t blame them for saying so, but the price of that “little color” is higher than they realize. Sun damage is responsible for most signs of aging, including lines and wrinkles, skin laxity/sagging, age spots, sunspots, liver spots and redness. If you want radiant skin for the long term, we hate to say it, but your #1 anti-aging beauty weapon is sunscreen!
Beauty Blunder #3: Not taking time for yourself.
How’s your stress level these days? Are you taking time out of your busy day to laugh or exercise? Are you sleeping well at night? How are your eating habits? All these lifestyle factors can impact your stress levels. And while we know how depleting stress can be to our overall health, we don’t often think about how it may be harming our appearance. Unfortunately, stress is an equal-opportunity offender that contributes to all sorts of skin concerns, from acne to lines and wrinkles. This spring, you can fight back and tell stress who’s boss by taking time to take care of yourself! (Your skin will thank you!) Perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to an aesthetic treatment you’ve been thinking about? Besides sunscreen, self-care is the best anti-aging trick in the book!
In case you didn’t notice, we’ve got your back at Artisan’s Rejuvenation Med Spa! To learn more beauty tips or discover skin-renewing treatments that are perfect for you, call 979-704-6879 or request a consultation online today.